JA of Greater Washington announces new Seats for Success initiative to support JA Finance Park®

Today, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington unveiled a new initiative called Seats for Success. Seats for Success is a fundraising program where businesses or individuals can name an auditorium chair at one of our three JA Finance Park® facilities in Fairfax County, Prince George’s County, or Montgomery County (opening in 2018) while supporting the delivery of the JA Finance Park® program in that region. 

When students arrive at any one of our JA Finance Parks®, their journey begins in the auditorium. They leave behind their lives as a middle school student and receive a tablet computer with a digital life scenario— avatar, career, salary, family, debt and savings history, and credit score. These first moments are critical to the authenticity and relevance of the innovative JA Finance Park® personal finance experience.

Now, Junior Achievement® is inviting others to become a part of these first moments. For a $1,000 donation, a business or individual can name a chair in auditorium (in perpetuity). This includes a plaque on the chair with the individual or business’ name and recognition on MyJA.org, JAAnnualReport.org, and on JA® of Greater Washington’s social media accounts. All funds raised through the Seats for Success program directly support the delivery of the JA Finance Park® program across our region.  

By becoming a Seats for Success partner, you are making a powerful statement regarding your commitment to empowering the students of our region to be more prepared for the future than any generation in history.

For more information on how you can become a JA Finance Park® Seats for Success partner at any of our JA Finance Parks, please contact one of the following JA® staff member:

JA Finance Park® Fairfax County
Caitlin Hennessy, Education Director
(703) 426-1563 or Caitlin.Hennessy@JA.org

JA Finance Park® Montgomery County
Samantha Frankel, Senior Manager, Development
(202) 777-4484 or Samantha.Frankel@JA.org

JA Finance Park® Prince George's County
Heath Carelock, Education Director
(240) 487-7541 or Heath.Carelock@JA.org